bisect


bi·sect

verb \ˈbī-ˌsekt, bī-ˈ\

: to divide (something) into two equal parts

Full Definition of BISECT

transitive verb
:  to divide into two usually equal parts
intransitive verb
bi·sec·tion \ˈbī-ˌsek-shən, bī-ˈ\ noun
bi·sec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
bi·sec·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of BISECT

  1. Draw a line that bisects the angle.
  2. The city is bisected by the highway.

Origin of BISECT

1bi- + intersect
First Known Use: circa 1645

Related to BISECT

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bisector
Previous Word in the Dictionary: bise
All Words Near: bisect

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up bisect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).